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Anniversary dinner? Commander's, Stella's, August, or Delmonico's?

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travelnurse74 Dec 30, 2008 08:21 AM

We are both foodies. Want a really quiet nice atmosphere (I HATE tables smushed together) We have never been to any of these restaurants.

Husband and I love seafood, steaks, sushi and the typical new orleans style food. We are not into modern/ecclectic restaurants and food.

Thanks in advance.

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    chef4hire Dec 30, 2008 10:38 AM

    Delmonico would be my pick. The steaks are extremely good, everything is house made and the restaurant is beautiful. Not crowded or noisy.

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      travelnurse74 Jan 1, 2009 07:21 AM

      Thanks everyone. After hearing recommendations and looking at menus online, we picked Delmonico's for Friday night and Stella's for Saturday night. Can't hurt to celebrate 2 nights!

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        nolabird Jan 1, 2009 08:21 AM

        Please consider Bayona-It is one of the finest locally favorite restaurants in the city.

    2. edible complex Dec 30, 2008 10:16 AM

      get a window table at the Rib Room

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        agent999 Dec 30, 2008 09:46 AM

        we just got back. I DO NOT recommend commanders. We had a great meal at herbsainte and an even better meal at dantes.

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          sibeats Dec 30, 2008 09:58 AM

          We just got back as well (I posted my trip report here if you want details http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/568663). We loved August, MiLa and Cochon. The food at Herbsaint was very good, but way to heavy for us.

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          mortalcoil Dec 30, 2008 08:52 AM

          If you are not into modern/eclectic, I would recommend Delmonico. I would also let them know in advance that it is a special occasion and make arrangements for special/romantic seating.
          I would have recommended Commander's, however, I had a fairly lackluster meal there last week.

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            Bill Hunt Dec 30, 2008 04:16 PM

            I thought that the table spacing was good at Delmonico's. I hate crowded dining too. The ambient noise level was up a bit, but not that bad - lotta' business dinners and quantities of beverages all around.

            Food and service were very good. Wine service was a bit weak, but maybe I was being too pickey. Review: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/433877 about half way down the thread.

            Hunt

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